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ACA has moderate effect on ophthalmology

October 21, 2014

CHICAGO — The Affordable Care Act has had a modest impact on ophthalmology so far, but a few unknown factors remain, an expert said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here.

“As for ophthalmology, the impact to date has certainly been less than imagined and less than feared. There are, however, great risks in the future based on the growth of health exchange products,” Michael X. Repka, MD, AAO medical director for governmental affairs, said in a symposium.

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Sen. Rand Paul: ACA limits free marketplace in health care

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — The free market, not government, should drive the pricing and delivery of health care, Sen. Rand Paul, MD, said  at the American Academy of…
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LUMINOUS study interim results show VA preserved with ranibizumab

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — One- and 2-year follow-up data indicate expected preservation of visual acuity with relatively few injections of ranibizumab in patients with neovascular…
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Endophthalmitis prophylaxis controversial in US, not Europe

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Intracameral antibiotics may be the future for endophthalmitis prophylaxis, but further research is needed, a speaker said here.“It is…
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Careful planning can still lead to great opportunities in ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2014
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Depending on where one touches the elephant, the perception on the current environment and future opportunity for…
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When considering new technology, think about the three stakeholders

October 2, 2014
At the upcoming AAO meeting, we will see a variety of new devices and drugs that will excite us, challenge our current…
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CorT measures total corneal power

October 19, 2014
CHICAGO – At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit here, Noel A. Alpins, MD, gives an update on the latest…
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